Membership

We invite you to join us in our mission to protect and share the history of Dutchess County and its fascinating variety of people, places and events. Your membership allows us to:

  • Maintain our 18th century historic home in the county seat of Poughkeepsie
  • Provide curatorial care for a significant photo, object and document collection
  • Sponsor tours, study trips, lectures, seminars, and workshops
  • Hold an annual gala dinner to honor distinguished service to history and the community
  • Advocate for landmark preservation
  • Operate the Franklin A. Butts Research Library
  • Offer programs to enhance the teaching of history in elementary and secondary classrooms
  • Create exhibits for public occasions and spaces
  • Provide volunteer and internship opportunities
  • Publish an annual year book presenting the latest in local history scholarship
 

 


            

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Our membership levels and benefits:

Millennial Circle ($1,000) All benefits listed below plus two tickets to the Gala Awards Dinner

Sponsor ($500) All benefits listed below plus two tickets to Living With History Series

Patron ($250) All benefits listed below plus a ticket to Living With History Series

Sustaining ($100) All benefits listed below plus listing in annual awards dinner program

Family/ Contributor ($75) Includes free library access, annual year book, and invitations to programs and events

Individual ($50) Includes free library access, annual year book, and invitations to programs and events


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